Per CNN reports, Francesco "Frank" Cali was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso in the Todt Hill neighborhood of Staten Island. Police say that no arrests have been made yet, and the investigation is ongoing.The firearm used in the shooting has also not been recovered.
According to NBC New York, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had described him as the underboss of the Gambino crime syndicate and was related through marriage to the Inzerillo family in Sicily.
The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was gunned down outside his home, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, the custom-tailored tabloid regular John Gotti.
According to the New York Daily News, a family member of Cali's called 911, telling a dispatcher that the gunman's getaway vehicle ran him over.
A law enforcement official confirmed to CNN that the victim was a high-ranking member of the Gambino organized crime family and is believed to be the acting boss.
The reputed boss of the US Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his NY home by a gunman who may have staged a vehicle accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti. He was serving a 139-year prison term.
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In 1992, Gotti was convicted in Castellano's murder and a multitude of other crimes.
In 1985, Paul Castellano was executed as he arrived at Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan.
Cali's demeanor, while he was alive, was completely unlike the manner John Gotti conducted himself, the latter an extravagant and ostentatious mobster the Mob hadn't seen since the days of Al Capone.
The Gambino family was once considered the biggest organised crime group in the USA, the New York Times reports, but began to decline after Gotti and other senior figures were jailed.
Cali's only criminal conviction came from an extortion charge in 2008 for trying to shake down a trucker; he spent 16 months in prison. In October, reputed Bonanno associate Sylvester Zottola was fatally shot while waiting for a cup of coffee at a McDonald's drive-thru in the Bronx.